It's a long shot


Description: Two channel digital video with sound
Exhibition Mode: Two wall-mounted LCD screens in a line. Synchronised. Continuous loop.
Media: Two HD 1920 x 1080 digital files. Ratio: 16:9. Stereo audio from each screen.

Synopsis: It's a long shot is part of a four video series set in both Tauranga Moana and Te Tai Poutini. The series references the narrative of Tamaahua and his chase across country from Tuhua (Mayor Island) to the Arahura River in search for Waitaiki and Poutini. This work shows the deconstruction of a camera obscura tent in the Otānewainuku Forest, nestled behind Te Puke. Reminiscent of late 1800s surveyors tents, the camera obscura tent simulates the three-legged taipō, a surveying tool Māori referred to as a goblin. The opposing channel shows the inverted tent scene of Orokawa Scenic Reserve, near Waihi. The narrative portrays a map of important geological deposits, highlighting significant sites for numerous hapū and iwi. Another video from the series can be seen here.

Installation Shots: from What are you looking at?, an installation by Bridget Reweti, Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 8 December 2012 - 1 February 2013